Friday, October 12, 2007

Almost as Good as a Librarian

A technology columnist for the Chicago Tribune casts a vote for Yahoo's search over Google. Why? Because it's the next best thing to having the skills of a librarian.
The Yahoo effort ( . . . is so impressive I'm going to make it my default searcher. Best is "Search Assist," an expandable box right below where you type your query that offers a bevy of clickable terms to help you refine it. A good reference librarian will write a specific, targeted search. Yahoo's search assist gets you close to librarian status, without the bother of getting an MLS degree.
Not that I want to suggest that an MLS is a bother, mind you . . .

Via beSpacific.

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